Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. In order to better understand the skills and training required to implement blended learning effectively, I conducted a three-year doctoral research study at three public school sites in Los Angeles. Allow teachers to experience blended learning as a learner.

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An Introduction to Blended Learning Instruction

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Kiddom , a transformative approach to teaching and personalized learning, has a new guide available for teachers–and it’s free: Blended Learning 101: An Introduction to Blended Learning Instruction. Learn how to start a blended learning program in your classroom or at your school. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. News Blended learning

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. digital commerce. digital communications.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom. This year, as schools moved to online learning and teachers scrambled to adjust their curriculum, many teachers, students, and parents gained new appreciation for the value of self-care.

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Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

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Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students. The 8th grade just received their own profiled laptop since the school was deploying a blended learning/personalized learning initiative and the 1:1 student laptop was a key project.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Here are the ones I’m currently offering: The Tech-infused Teacher: The 21st Century Digitally-infused Teacher. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Experiment with a wide variety of available digital writing tools to help your students develop their inner writer. Understand the secrets to picking good digital writing tools while working with classmates in a hands-on and non-threatening writer’s workshop format. The Tech-infused Teacher: The 21st Century Digitally-infused Teacher.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four grad school classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Building Digital Citizens. Here is more detail on each class: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

Differentiation Simplified with Study.com

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Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Differentiated learning can be defined this way: With differentiated instruction, teachers proactively create options to accommodate a diverse range of learners while keeping the whole class on track. Learn to differentiate the easy way.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

Learning Strategies for your Classroom

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Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore. If you’re wondering what you can change about your teaching so that you reach more students this year, check out some of these amazing options: Blended Learning. Project-Based Learning. Visible Learning and John Hattie.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

This nonstop digital pep rally is about more than school spirit. Sharing student learning with frazzled parents was also the motivation behind the social-media app Seesaw , launched in 2015. To encourage more thoughtful feedback, she gave her class a “digital citizenship” lesson, encouraging comments that ask a question, give a compliment or offer a suggestion. Read more about Blended Learning.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Now, it provides over 90 million educators, administrators, and learners in over 200 countries with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.

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SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

Edsurge

Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. Any connected educator has heard buzzwords like flipped classroom, gamification, social-emotional learning (SEL), differentiation, and personalized learning.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and California State Standards and assessments. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital citizenship among educators, students, and their families.

The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

eSchool News

As more and more schools and districts set goals to provide one-to-one access to technology to students to meet teaching and learning goals, district and school leaders are faced with the task of planning and implementing technology resources at levels that they might not have experienced in the past. This decision was based on earlier experiences in expanding technology-rich learning environments at the intermediate school level. Digital citizenship for students.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

What about our Digital Age educators? Differentiation and personalized learning opportunities are just as important for teachers--creating empowering learning communities is key. Instead of ”professional development,” we need authentic, personalized “professional learning opportunities” that improve workflow and foster creativity. Learn more about how a school in San Diego is using Gamification to personalize learning for teachers.

First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at modernlearning.com

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at ModernLearning.com for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. Going through the results has given me an unparalleled opportunity to think about, and hopefully present to you, a practical framework for understanding where and how modern computer, Internet, Web, and social technologies make a difference for learning.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.